Dinghy Advanced

Once you have attended the UKSA Dinghy Improver and have successfully completed the RYA Youth Stage Level 4 syllabus you can then progress on the the RYA Sailing Scheme Advanced modules.

  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Day Sailing
  • RYA Performance Sailing
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

At UKSA we group the above advanced sailing modules in to two course options, please see further details below.

RYA Seamanship Skills and RYA Day Sailing

The RYA Seamanship Skills syllabus will continue to polish and test your current skill level and will teach you to resolve problems afloat. The course will give you a solid foundation for the future and enable you to become a more confident and self-sufficient dinghy sailor. UKSA is based in a fantastic coastal location and the RYA Day Sailing syllabus will enable you to explore the local sailing area, whilst developing your passage planning and decision making skills for small boat cruising, Basic pilotage and dealing with windy conditions are also covered.

RYA Performance Sailing and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

The RYA Performance Sailing syllabus will improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies. Here you can practice your helming and crewing and work on smooth,fluent sailing performance. The RYA Sailing with Spinnaker syllabus is a great additional to the Performance Sailing  syllabus as this course will cover the thrill and fun of learning to sail with trapezes and spinnakers including spinnaker work, using both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers.

Pre-requisite experience:

RYA Youth Stage Level 4


5 days


RYA Seamanship Skills and RYA Day Sailing*


RYA Performance Sailing and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers*

*the qualification depends on which course option you book.

What’s included:

All food, accommodation and equipment, a non-residential option is also available.

All children under the age of 16 will be supervised for the duration of their stay and those on residential courses will have access to their own social area, 50º North. Here they’ll be able to play games, watch a film in the Cinema Room or take part in fun activities organised by our evening entertainment staff, these activities include a disco evening, pool games, crabbing and many more.